What are the first few months postpartum REALLY like? Steph and Aglaée get vulnerable and discuss their personal struggles, crazy thoughts, rollercoaster ride of emotions, and strategies for surviving the newborn phase and first few months. If you're a new mom, you'll resonate with the stories on this episode. If you're an expecting mom, you'll get a sense of what to expect. Join us as we share our eye-opening, humbling, real-life experiences.
[0:00] Recap on last episode and need for more information about postpartum depression and anxiety disorders on this podcast.
[1:32] Announce next show's expert, Gail Root, a pre & perinatal psychology and health expert.
[1:58] Fact of the day - Postpartum support in other countries.
[4:03] Aglaée's updates
[7:45] Steph's updates
[11:36] Listener feedback - breastfeeding struggles and support
[14:45] Aglaée's postpartum story
[34:48] Steph's postpartum story
And finally, here's a nice poem for you to enjoy
"The most difficult part of birth is the first year afterwards. It is the year of travail - when the soul of a woman must birth the mother inside her. The emotional labour pains of becoming a mother are far greater than the physical pangs of birth; these are the growing surges of your heart as it pushes out selfishness and fear and makes room for sacrifice and love. It is a private and silent birth of the soul, but it is no less holy than the event of childbirth, perhaps it is even more sacred."
- Joy Kusek